House on the horizon

House on the horizon

Fran Silvestre Architects
Santa Pola, Spain | View Map
Project Year
Private Houses
FG + SG. Ultimas Reportagens. Fernando Guerra
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct link
Modular sofa, table and armchairsGANDIABLASCOBLAU
Carpentry Open spaceDekoventOS Systems
KRION® - White lacquered MDF paneling, WorktopPORCELANOSA
Serie Inspira RoundRoca
Air conditionerMitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US
Bathroom taps - Bar CEADESIGN

Product Spec Sheet
Modular sofa, table and armchairs
Carpentry Open space
KRION® - White lacquered MDF paneling, Worktop
Serie Inspira Round
by Roca
Bathroom taps - Bar

House on the horizon

Fran Silvestre Architects as Architects

The house, located in front of the island of Tabarca, makes sense understanding the place in which is set. With a strong difference in height between the levels of the upper and lower access, the project seeks to define a level at which the day and pool areas are located. This level strives to be placed at the highest altitude possible, in order to have a direct view of the sea. This main space of the house comes up as the gap between the basement area that emerges from the land and the day area that is deposited on top of this base. The volume that emerges seeks to blend in with the texture of the surrounding mountains on account of the gray tone of the natural stone with which it is built. The volume that is deposited is materialized with the same white presence as the traditional architectures of the place. Between the two of them, an open and shaded area that is the only thing needed to enjoy the idyllic location.

The duality between what emerges and what is deposited is not the only one in the project, since in order to protect itself from the surrounding architectures, the volume of the building is designed to be as opaque as possible to the exterior and simultaneously as open to the landscape as possible.

Fenestration is also heterogeneous in the project. The ground floor is opened through square gaps to both yards that face east and west. The ground floor is a completely open and through space. And the upper floor has a single opening overlooking the sea, as if it were a subtraction, through which the rooms are illuminated. Facing the street, a low and longitudinal window illuminates and ventilates the corridor conferring privacy. These three different types of apertures characterize the interior space of the house, bounded, open and contemplative according to the floor where we are.

Strategies that, despite their heterogeneity, allow us to understand the house perhaps in a unitary way.

Material Used :


Outdoor furniture

1. Modular sofa, table and armchairs | Colección Blau (Gandía Blasco) designed by Fran Silvestre


Interior furniture

1. Dining table| Grass hopper High (Knoll)

2. Dining chairs| Brno Pletina de Mies Van Der Rohe (Knoll)

3. Sofa| Volage EX-S (Cassina)

4. Sideboard| High gloss lacquer design c/ blueby Alfaro Hofmann

5. Armchair area Studio basement floor|Sunset (cappellini)

6. Center table| Altavilla (Cappellini)

7. Sofa TV area | Freeman Tailor (Minotti)

8. Dressing rooms (Rimadesio)



Climatecontrol - Radiatingfloor, Air conditioner (Mitsubishi)

Electrical fitting - Mecanisms Jung serie 990 enrasado

Lighting - Profile. Fluorescent linear luminaire and led (Glint)

Domotics - Bang&Olufsen Elche



1. Interior | Blanco Dolomita Pulido

2. Outdoor | Blanco Ibiza arenado


1. Interiors | Gypsum plaster board with matte water-based enamel finish.

2. White lacquered MDF paneling

3. Baños y cocina | Krion. (Parma soluciones)

4. Suspended ceilings | Plaster board smooth plates

5. Paintings | Walls and ceilings | Mattewater-based enamel


1. Blinds (Tecnicor)



1. Interior - Doors of passage (Sensem) and white lacquered MD cabinets (Papema)

2. Outdoor - Carpentry Openspace (Dekovent)

3. Glazing - Double tempered glass (Carpinteria Montserrat)

4. Locksmithing - Laminated tempered glass, Fencne Pallarés




1. Toiletoro | Serie Inspira Round (Roca)

2. Racks and push button| (Geberit)


Bathroom taps

1. Bar (Cea)


1. Led lighting inserted in a mirror

2. Mecanisms    Jung serie 990


1. Mapini (Studio2)



1. Kitchen furniture (Bulthaup Valencia)

2. Worktop (Krion)

3. Home appliances (Gaggenau)

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